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32,000 carved pumpkins? Well I’m going! October 23, 2010

Filed under: Cool party idears,happy thoughts,Image that,Interesting — celebrationgoddess @ 7:22 am

SO MUCH FUN SATURDAY – (the greatest day of the week!)

Highwood is trying for the world’s record on lit pumpkins tonight. It’s sounds so exciting!


  • Evening Gourmet Farmer’s Market at City Hall Park and Antique Vendors at Everts Park from 12pm to 8pm
  • Noon to 8pm a day full of pumpkin carving and counting, food, vendors, children’s entertainment, live music on four different stages (City Park Main Stage: noon-4 pm Dr. Mudd, 4-8 pm TBA, Sheridan and Webster Stage: Phase Recording Studios will provide live music from noon-8, School of Rock will provide live music from 5:30-8 pm at School Of Rock (Everts) Park gazebo, Scout (WestOver) Park Stage: 2:00 noon – Midwest Young Artists’ brass ensemble), shopping, haunted fun house, hay rides, etc.
  • 11am is the Giant Pumpkin Land Regatta, featuring huge pumpkins propelled by human power in a 100-yard race from the corner of Sheridan Road and Highwood Avenue, due north. First 20 contestants receive free 200 lb pumpkins. Contact Rob Sabo at: rsabo@cityofhighwood.org to register.
  • Noon Pumpkin Pie contest winner announced at City Hall Park, entrance fee $1. Registration and rules contact Catherine Lambrecht at: cal60035@sbcglobal.net or 847/432-8255.
  • 1pm to 3pm Pumpkin Chuckin’ Catapult Contest at Scout (WestOver) Park. Visit www.celebratehighwood.com or email rsabo@cityofhighwood.org to register.
  • 2pm to 4pm Dress Your Pet Halloween Costume Contest at School of Rock (Everts) Park.
  • 4-5:30 pm The Great Costume Parade starting from the School of Rock (Everts) Park winding through Highwood.
  • 5:30pm Artist Pumpkin Carving Competition winner announced in front of City Hall (17 Highwood Avenue). 1st place $500, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50. Submission fee is $25. Contestants can register at: highwoodpumpkincompetition@msn.com.

The festivities culminate at 6:30pm with the lighting and grand display to break the Guinness Book of World’s Record for the most jack-o-lanterns.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!